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Koi

Rating Summary

Based on 23 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

53

Top Critic Average

9%

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General Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Apr 19, 2016
PlayStation 5Nov 12, 2020

Developer: Dotoyou

Publisher: Oasis Games

Genres: Puzzle, Adventure

KOI reflects a tranquil and mesmerizing experience as you embark on an introspective journey through the lens of a lone koi fish separated from its owner and is the last hope for purifying waters polluted by mankind. It’s up to you to turn the tide and guide the koi through eight artfully rendered stages that will take you into the murky as well as enchanting waters, deep below the surface. Become immersed in the life of the lotus pond with a spellbinding soundtrack as you guide the koi through unknown waters. Cleanse the tainted waters by maneuvering past obstacles, solving puzzles by guiding koi to open flowers and release the Light Fish, memorizing melodies hidden within deadened branches and restore the ecosystem.

Koi Critic Reviews

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The console version of Koi has potential to be a standout indie hit, but as it is now, it's a very small fish in a very big pond.

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I have no doubt that we will one day enjoy marvelous console games out of China. But this, sadly, isn't one of them, and it's lamentable to see this exchange begin on such an inauspicious note.

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Despite the feeling of catharsis I achieve when playing Koi, it still lacks many of the fundamentals that make a video game compelling. Add in the fact that the experience only lasts around two hours, and the result is a game that feels incomplete. Perhaps a future installment could add weekly downloads that would help players achieve peace on a daily basis without being repetitive.

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KOI relies more on its look and sound than its gameplay, and the overall lack of difficulty and the shortness of the game really makes it hard to justify buying for most PS4 owners.

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